emmysnacks

I live in southern New Hampshire with my husband, 2 year old son and 4 year old bulldog. I'm trying to find my way while doing the stay at home mom thing..

I like cooking, wine and reading. I'm always on the look out for new recipes and books to read.
thedaddycomplex:

I know you’re freaking out.
You have this baby that needs you to survive. YOU. And you don’t know if you have the ability to help this little one grow into a functional human being. Though you’ve been through rough stuff before, you now have an actual life to care for—a delicate, innocent life. But, see, here’s the thing…
You can do it.
Not only can you do it, you will. You’ll kick ass at it. Like, major ass. You might not feel like it as it’s happening, but you will.
You’ll trust you instincts, you’ll reach out for help when you need it, you’ll take time for yourself every so often, you’ll forgive yourself for getting mad or depressed and you’ll allow yourself to celebrate your victories, no matter how insignificant they seem.
You are a parent. You are not perfect, but your baby doesn’t need perfect. Your baby needs you. Flaws, quirks and all.
And the one thing, the most important thing, you can offer that baby is love. You honestly don’t need to know anything else because your love will lead you to the answers you seek. It will be the divining rod that points the way as you help this baby—your baby—grow.
So, chin up. Trust yourself. You’ve got this, okay?
You’ve got this.
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thedaddycomplex:

I know you’re freaking out.

You have this baby that needs you to survive. YOU. And you don’t know if you have the ability to help this little one grow into a functional human being. Though you’ve been through rough stuff before, you now have an actual life to care for—a delicate, innocent life. But, see, here’s the thing…

You can do it.

Not only can you do it, you will. You’ll kick ass at it. Like, major ass. You might not feel like it as it’s happening, but you will.

You’ll trust you instincts, you’ll reach out for help when you need it, you’ll take time for yourself every so often, you’ll forgive yourself for getting mad or depressed and you’ll allow yourself to celebrate your victories, no matter how insignificant they seem.

You are a parent. You are not perfect, but your baby doesn’t need perfect. Your baby needs you. Flaws, quirks and all.

And the one thing, the most important thing, you can offer that baby is love. You honestly don’t need to know anything else because your love will lead you to the answers you seek. It will be the divining rod that points the way as you help this baby—your baby—grow.

So, chin up. Trust yourself. You’ve got this, okay?

You’ve got this.

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Everybody toots.

Everybody toots.

(Source: charlottescomicsclub)

"Mama, I’d like to watch a show."

Dude, it’s 5:18am, the only thing you should be watching for the next 2 hours is the back of your eyelids.

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story. Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via 27sailors)

(Source: technojournee, via cats-books-donuts)

These two doing “projects” together makes my heart swell.

These two doing “projects” together makes my heart swell.

mamamusement:

miserablemermaid:

Meet Danny Nickerson. He’s a little 5 year old boy from Massachusetts. While most kids his age would want super action heroes or games, Danny just wants birthday cards. From anyone. Even you.
Danny has inoperable brain cancer. He will turn 6 on July 25th. His parents say he gets lonely from time to time and loves to get cards. Let’s all show him some love!
To mail Danny a card:
Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212 Foxboro, MA 02035
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I don’t have many followers so please reblog this. His birthday is soon and all he wants is birthday cards. Please, please share this around. I’m mailing mine out tomorrow. And I’m sure he won’t care if the cards get there a little after his birthday (July 25th). Just send one please. Let him know he’s important.

It’s a legitimate story. Have your kid color a picture and stick a stamp on it—there’s still time to make a kid’s day.

I just sent a card to this little boy. You should too.

mamamusement:

miserablemermaid:

Meet Danny Nickerson. He’s a little 5 year old boy from Massachusetts. While most kids his age would want super action heroes or games, Danny just wants birthday cards. From anyone. Even you.

Danny has inoperable brain cancer. He will turn 6 on July 25th. His parents say he gets lonely from time to time and loves to get cards. Let’s all show him some love!

To mail Danny a card:

Danny Nickerson

P.O. Box 212 Foxboro, MA 02035

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I don’t have many followers so please reblog this. His birthday is soon and all he wants is birthday cards. Please, please share this around. I’m mailing mine out tomorrow. And I’m sure he won’t care if the cards get there a little after his birthday (July 25th). Just send one please. Let him know he’s important.

It’s a legitimate story. Have your kid color a picture and stick a stamp on it—there’s still time to make a kid’s day.

I just sent a card to this little boy. You should too.

I don’t know if I’ve ever felt this accomplished. 

Not pictured, the three other giant areas that I mulched. 

8 yards, spread all by myself today. Boom. I’m awesome.

I don’t know if I’ve ever felt this accomplished.

Not pictured, the three other giant areas that I mulched.

8 yards, spread all by myself today. Boom. I’m awesome.

I’ve got my work cut out for me today.

I’ve got my work cut out for me today.